This has been one internet fever theory: that Kyrie saw the writing on the wall and tried to get out before LeBron bolts. To be honest, that makes no sense given the stated rationale for Irving’s trade request. Kyrie is going to be criticized for requesting a trade to escape LeBron’s shadow. If he were truly requesting a trade to be the first man off a sinking ship, his camp would have leaked that instead. It would sound better to the masses and create a distraction.
Unless the Cavaliers completely botch this thing, it’s unlikely Irving’s request will affect LeBron’s decision one way or the other. Some people think LeBron is totally bailing. Some people (including myself) think he’s finishing his career in Cleveland.
The Wizards are going to make the Nets pay with their time for signing Porter to that deal, according to Bontemps.
And the Wizards intend to take their time doing so, forcing the Nets Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping to sit around for four extra days with their cap space tied up because Cheap NFL Jerseys From China of the offer. In addition to Cheap NBA Basketball Jerseys the two days the Wizards have to match Porter’s offer initially, there also is a two-day window in which Porter will need to report to the team and be given a physical and another two-day window after that for the team to announce he has passed the physical.
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The Wizards have maintained they’d match any offer sheet Porter signs in restricted free agency and they probably will. But now, because they didn’t sign him the first opportunity they could, they’ll end up with less security with Porter having a fourth-year option on his deal.
As we just saw with Gordon Hayward, having extra years of security on players is important. If Porter breaks out at any point, the leverage the Wizards have to retain him is gone. They could’ve offered him a max deal with a fifth year and no option, but they didn’t. In three years, they could pay for it.